This is my personal "biz" blog - opinionated, not always PC, often irreverent, always sincere. Don't read it if your sensitivities are on the surface.
Monday, May 18, 2009
National Small Business Week
Does anyone care? I asked the PR person at the Atlanta office of the U.S. Small Business Administration a month or so ago if they were planning any Atlanta events and he said: "not that I am aware of". There is a conference and awards event in Washington, D.C. this week, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce has an event, also with awards, on the 21st, but that seems to be about it. I guess we're all just too busy doing business, to do much celebrating . . .!
A love of reading and a terrific high school teacher made me a writer, a book (Georgia Gardener's Guide, by Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves) made me a gardener, and a casual lunch with my friend Pat Bowen is the reason why I became a Certified Georgia Master Gardener. Since 2005, I have written monthly gardening columns for the Barrow-Jackson Journal, the Georgia Asian Times and The Nooze. I also write for a number of e-zines and for private clients - anything from LinkedIn profiles to web content to case studies, personal bios, corporate profiles, tag lines and more. A niche specialty is working with international scientists whose articles require the scrutiny of an extra set of eyes before they are published in professional journals.
My company, The Oliver/Sorano Group, Inc., handles marketing and PR projects for a variety of clients, and provides a home to Atlanta Women in Business.